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					Hispanic & Border Health Concentration
Overview of public health field, public
health profession, & MPH degree
UTEP’s MPH program
     Program & curriculum overview
     MPH course schedule
     Admission requirements
     Application process
     Application notes
Questions
Profession: diverse, dynamic
Approach: multidisciplinary
Perspective: social justice
Focus: population
(community) health

Aim: to promote health,
prevent disease, and
improve quality of life in
communities.
(CDC, 2008)
Specific Examples:

  Conduct disease outbreak
  investigations.                    Lobby legislators to improve
                                     health care coverage for low-
  Design programs to increase        income families.
  child physical activity and
  reduce obesity.                    Plan environmental health
                                     programs.
  Conduct community health
  surveys.                           Manage pregnancy and
                                     breastfeeding initiatives.
  Develop natural disaster and
  anti-bioterrorism response         Plan HIV/AIDS & TB prevention
  plans.                             initiatives.
  Lead cancer, asthma and            Work as public health
  diabetes prevention initiatives.   physicians, nurses, dentists.
  Public, private, non-profit organizations
Local/country/state         Pharmaceutical
health agencies              companies
Federal organizations       Professional
Hospitals, clinics, HMO’s    organizations
                            Industry and business
Insurance companies
                            Colleges & universities
International agencies      Health consulting firms
Schools
Many public health jobs require a graduate
degree in public health.

MPH is most widely recognized and highly
regarded credential for public health
professionals.

Gives competitive edge: provides broad
knowledge & analytical/technical skills
needed to be effective public health leader.
Growing public health worker shortage

Need 250,000+ new public health workers by
2020 to combat new, evolving and emerging
public health threats; aging U.S. population
(ASPH, 2009).

Growing shortage in Texas (Task Force on the
Future of Public Health in Texas, 2005).
New UTEP College of Health Sciences/School of Nursing Building
          (scheduled completion date: Spring 2011)
Prepares students for public health practice and
leadership in public, non-profit, & private sectors.

Cohort program (Fall admission only)

Unique “Hispanic and Border Health”
concentration.

Combines classroom instruction, supervised
public health practice, & research experience.
Most fulltime students can expect to complete 42
credit hr. degree in 4 regular + 1 summer semester.

All MPH courses held in late afternoons-early evenings
to accommodate working professionals.

Teaching & research assistantships; financial aid
available for qualified students.

Field research training opportunities in Latin America
also available.
• Core courses enhance knowledge &
  skills in 5 major public health
  competency areas:
        Social & behavioral sciences
        Health services administration & policy
        Epidemiology
        Environmental health
        Biostatistics
(15 credit hrs)
                     Prepares students for public health
                     practice in Hispanic and border
                     communities:
                          Responding to infectious
                          diseases in Hispanic & border
                          communities
                          Eliminating health disparities
MPH course project
                          Public health evaluation &
                          research
 (9 credit hrs)
        PUBH elective course examples:
            Global Health
            Health Education & Promotion
            Public Health Nutrition
            Grant-writing
            Health, Illness & Health Care in Latin
            America
            Maternal-child Health
            Field Research Methods
            GIS Methods in Public Health
        Courses from other UTEP depts.
(6/9 credit hrs)
                 Practicum site examples:
                    El Paso City Public Health Dept.
Applies public      Texas State Dept. of Public Health
                    Services
health theory       U.S.-Mexico Border Health
& skills to a       Association
real world          Pan American Health Organization
public health       Centers for Disease Control &
                    Prevention (CDC)
practice
                    American Dental Association
setting.            EPISD
                    University Hospital
(6 credit hrs)
   Students synthesize,
   integrate, and apply
   knowledge and skills
   gained through
   coursework and other
   learning experiences.
        Research thesis
              or
        Grad. research project   MPH thesis preparation seminar



(6/9 credit hrs)
Year 1                               Year 2
1. Fall Semester                     4. Fall Semester
  Social & behavioral approaches       Responding to infectious
  to public health                     diseases in Hispanic & border
  Health services administration &     communities
  policy                               Elective course
  Biostatistics in public health       Thesis 1
2. Spring Semester                   5. Spring Semester
  Epidemiology                         Eliminating health disparities
  Environmental health                 Elective course
  Public health evaluation &           Thesis 2
  research
3. Summer Semester
  Practicum (internship)
Earned undergraduate/professional degree from
accredited U.S. institution or recognized foreign
institution.
Minimum 3.0/4.0 cumulative GPA for all prior
academic work.
GRE scores (general exam)
Demonstrated prior public experience and/or
commitment.

International applicants only: UTEP minimum
TOEFL score.
Completed UTEP application form.
Official college/university transcripts.
Official GRE General Test scores (or MCAT).
Three letters of recommendation from
academic/professional references.
Current professional resume/CV.
A 500-word statement describing prior public
health/ health experience, reasons for
pursuing MPH degree, future career plans.
Completed applications by May 15th preferred for
fullest consideration

All application documents must be submitted to
UTEP Graduate School . Apply online:
http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=60039

Applicants advised to contact potential faculty
research mentors prior to applying: see FACULTY
at: http://chs.utep.edu/healthpromotion/graduate-program-
master-of-public-health (includes office no., tel. & emails)
  Prometric Test Center (GRE & TOEFL)
Address: 5807 N. Mesa St., El Paso, TX 79912 (next
to Sylvan Learning Ctr.)
Tel:(915) 587-7323

  UTEP Student Assessment & Testing Office
  (TOEFL only)
Address: Academic Advising Center Bldg. Room 127
Tel: (915) 747-5009
Website: http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=53599
                                            CONTACT INFORMATION:

                                       Dr. Meg Weigel, Director
                                       UTEP-MPH Program
                                       Dept. of Public Health Science
                                       College of Health Sciences
                                       1100 N. Campbell Street #702

                                       Tel: 915-747-8308
                                       Email: mmweigel@utep.edu
MPH Program Website:
http://chs.utep.edu/healthpromotion/graduate-program-master-of-public-health

				
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